You’ve seen him on CNN, but you can read Jake Tapper’s debut thriller, The Hellfire Club, on May 1, 2018, when the highly-anticipated novel hits bookstores.
Tapper, who joined CNN back in January of 2013, is the network’s Chief Washington Correspondent and one of their most well-known anchors. In 2010, Tapper released his first book, The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor, a nonfiction account of one of America’s deadliest battles during the Afghan war. Now he’s wading into the fiction waters, and, judging by the plot details, The Hellfire Club sounds really intriguing.
Check out the cover art and plot details below:
“The debut political thriller from Jake Tapper, CNN’s chief Washington correspondent and the New York Times bestselling author of The Outpost– 1950’s D.C. intrigue about a secret society and a young Congressman in its grip.
Charlie Marder is an unlikely Congressman. Thrust into office by his family ties after his predecessor died mysteriously, Charlie is struggling to navigate the dangerous waters of 1950s Washington, DC, alongside his young wife Margaret, a zoologist with ambitions of her own. Amid the swirl of glamorous and powerful political leaders and deal makers, a mysterious fatal car accident thrusts Charlie and Margaret into an underworld of backroom deals, secret societies, and a plot that could change the course of history. When Charlie discovers a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of governance, he has to fight not only for his principles and his newfound political career…but for his life.”
Publication is still seven months away, but readers anxious to get their hands on The Hellfire Club can pre-order Tapper’s novel by clicking here. Be sure to check back for updates, because we’ll have plenty of coverage for this title leading up to its release!
Praised as “one of today’s finest book reviewers” by New York Times bestselling author Gayle Lynds, Ryan Steck has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). He currently lives in Southwest Michigan with his wife and their six children.